Today, adidas made a very important announcement related to women’s footwear – they have created pairs of ACE and X boots designed specifically for female players. Both boots will be released as part of a new Shimmer Pack.
Both boots have been engineered to specifically fit the female foot by featuring a totally unique combination of shape, design and traction. adidas worked specifically with some of the world’s best female players and used feedback through the production process of both new Women’s ACE and X boots. So, as you would expect, everything about them has been engineered to specifically suit the feet of female players.
Using all its technical expertise and key insights provided by numerous female players, adidas was able to analyze the unique shape of the female foot. The results showed that there is typically a lower in-step and narrower foot bend, which meant creating new outsole tooling. In addition, both boots have shorter and smaller studs, as well as unique stud positioning. The height and diameter of the studs are designed to aid both rotational and linear traction for female athletes.
Becky Sauerbrunn, U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Captain and the feature athlete in the clip above said:
In soccer, female athletes across the world wear shoes that are not meant for us, our feet, or our game. Today, thanks to adidas’ constant drive to innovate and empower women, we finally have access to the first ever cleat for female players. The new ACE and X boots are a revolution to the women’s game, a trailblazing step I’m honored to showcase on the field.
In the past year, we have seen Nike create boots specifically for female players and they went down a treat. So, adidas decision to jump into the territory signals a real intent and the potential for real competition in the category. I’ve no doubt that will come as music to many player’s ears, providing a much needed new option!